Woman 99

Woman 99

A vivid historical thriller about a young woman whose quest to free her sister from an infamous insane asylum risks her sanity, her safety and her life Charlotte Smith's future is planned to the last detail, and so was her sister's - until Phoebe became a disruption. When their parents commit Phoebe to a notorious asylum, Charlotte knows there's more to the story than madn A vivid historical thriller about a young woman whose quest to free her sister from an infamous insane asylum risks h...

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Title:Woman 99
Author:Greer Macallister
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Woman 99
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Woman 99 Reviews

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Feb 01, 2019
    Two society daughters - Phoebe who has screaming fits and Charlotte who is to marry a wealthy socialite she doesn?t want to marry. When Phoebe is put in an institution for her fits, her sister, Charlotte, can't deal with having her sister inside so she makes herself seem mad ...
  • Kate Quinn
    Feb 28, 2018
    Really terrific. I got an ARC of this one to consider for a cover quote, and I will definitely be giving one. Updated with my cover quote! WOMAN NINETY NINE is a gorgeous ode to the power of female courage. A resourceful Gilded Age heiress feigns madness and inveigles herself int...
  • Karen
    Mar 18, 2019
    Inspired by the true story ?Ten Days in a Mad-House? by Nellie Bly. Woman 99 is the number that is given to Charlotte Smith upon entering the Goldengrove asylum of her own free will in order to break out her sister Phoebe, placed there by their parents. Although there are numerous ...
  • Davida Chazan
    Mar 12, 2019
    Greer Macallister?s third historical fiction novel is once again one that includes elements of a thriller and those of an action novel, all while including the psychological aspects of the mentally ill and their treatment during the latter part of the 19th century. Take a look at wha...
  • Margaret
    Mar 03, 2019
    How far would you go to save one you loved? Charlotte sacrificed her freedom to save her sister Phoebe. She thought it would be an easy venture, made at the spur of the moment. Little does she know the ride she will be taken on. Woman 99 was an engaging story that gave vivid desc...
  • Stephanie Thornton
    Mar 31, 2019
    Having seen a list of all the reasons why women were committed to asylums in the 19th century (including too much novel reading, which means I'd have earned my own cell many times over) I've thought more than once that someone needed to write a story exploring these women's tales. Gree...
  • Lisa Wolf
    Mar 13, 2019
    What a read! In Woman 99, we first meet Charlotte Smith as the pampered daughter of a social-climbing family living in 1880s San Francisco. Daughters are trained from childhood in etiquette and comportment so they can eventually serve their purpose -- helping their families climb highe...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 05, 2019
    DNF at 20%. Although I'm usually attracted to settings in an asylum, the story does have to make sense. The beginning of this book just doesn't ring true to me. It may not bother you, it dint bother many other readers, so it's best to read yourself snd find out. ...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Mar 10, 2019
    This book?s description immediately resonated with me. I love all things turn of the century, plus I also love reading about early science and medicine. One day, one of my fellow book blogger friend and I were discussing how much we wanted to read this book. In the end she emailed...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Mar 08, 2019
    4 solid stars Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for allowing me to read and review this ARC. Published March 5, 2019 Another great story from one of my favorite authors. Macallister has a flare for writing, like the tension in the air when a thunderstorm is brewing. Wi...
  • Debra
    Dec 17, 2018
    Charlotte and Phoebe Smith had a privileged upbringing in Nobb Hill in San Francisco. Their Mother planned their lives and had high hopes for both girls - hopes that they would marry well. But Phoebe began exhibiting "behaviors" these bouts of mania that were harder and harder to contr...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Jan 28, 2019
    This book is touted as a 'vivid historical thriller' and was inspired by the famous investigative reporter, Nelly Bly who, in the late 19th century, snuck into an insane asylum to report on the atrocities occurring within its walls. Woman 99 is written in a similar vein, but I wouldn't...
  • Julie
    Mar 22, 2019
    A story about how the bond and love between sisters is so strong one will go to extreme lengths to save the other one. The book also highlights the mistreatment of Women in mental hospitals when they were privately owned and not well regulated. ...
  • Jenni Walsh
    Nov 18, 2018
    Fittingly, as Charlotte sank deeper and deeper into the asylum, this book tightened it's grasp on me -- until we reached the conclusion, which was the most satisfying ending I've read in a while. ...
  • Linda
    Mar 10, 2019
    This is a very good book about two sisters who love each other unconditionally.. The older one, Phoebe, has some problems but will do anything for her younger sister, Charlotte. Charlotte is very much smitten with Henry Sidwell and is hoping that they may get married. But her parents h...
  • Phrynne
    Mar 18, 2019
    My third book by this author and I have enjoyed all of them equally. Woman 99 is set mostly in an asylum for women in San Francisco in the late 1800's. The author has a talent for telling historical fiction as it was, with plenty of real fact spiced with her own fiction. In this boo...
  • ABCme
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wow, very impressive historical fiction alert! San Francisco 1888. Two sisters. Phoebe, fierce, outspoken, manic-depressive. Charlotte, calm, composed, obedient. Neither of them really fits the high society they grow up in. When Charlotte is forced to marry a man she doesn't love, h...
  • Linda
    Oct 03, 2018
    "Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." (Allen Ginsberg) Perhaps defining "madness" was as elusive in 1888 as it is in today's complicated world that seems to hand you a particular life roadmap from birth and beyond. Charlotte Smith has been raised within the elit...
  • Kate Vocke
    Mar 11, 2019
    I'm going to start this right off by saying the chick in this book is cray-cray!! I don't care what the synopsis says about Charlotte voluntarily entering a loony bin solely to find here sister - just THAT alone, makes you batty in my book! I don't have a sister, but I have best friend...
  • Carol (Reading Ladies)
    Mar 04, 2019
    Thanks to #NetGalley #Sourcebooks for a free copy of #woman99 by @theladygreer in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. What would you do for your sister? In this histfic thriller, two sisters living a life of privilege suddenly find themselves in a dire situat...
  • Paula DeBoard
    Mar 05, 2019
    Out today! Although the first half of the book seemed slow at times, the second half more than made up for it. A compelling look at the mistreatment of society?s ?problem women? in the early part of the last century. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an early copy o...
  • Erin
    Mar 04, 2019
    3.5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and SOURCEBOOKS Landmark for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. A story of the bond between sisters that takes one far from their comfortable home in San Francisco to the darkness of an asylum to rescue the other. Woman 99 quickly...
  • Ashley
    Mar 10, 2019
    Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs. Many thanks to SourceBooks and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel! As soon as I saw this cover and read the synopsis of Woman 99, I had to have it. I love "crazy" characters or those who think outside of the box. The idea o...
  • Wendi Lee
    Dec 30, 2018
    I've always been interested in non fiction accounts of mental institutions. In high school I read Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, and then Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. It kind of went from there. Woman 99 is a fictional account of asylums during that time period, but it didn't make...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 08, 2019
    Charlotte Smith has her life planned out perfectly; that is, until her sister is placed in an insane asylum. Charlotte?s parents committed her sister, Phoebe, to the asylum, and Charlotte knows from the start that something is going on beyond her sister being ?mad.? Charlotte...
  • Karen Kay
    Jan 25, 2019
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Charlotte Smith's wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum. Charlotte knows there's more to the story than madness, she risks everything and follows her sister inside. Nicely ...
  • Kendall
    Feb 12, 2019
    Woman 99 is a gorgeous portrayal of the power of women's courage and strength. Two sisters Phoebe and Charlotte Smith grew up in San Francisco in the 1800's. Both sisters had issues with growing up in their high society. Charlotte is forced to marry a man that she doesn't love and ...
  • Crumb
    Jun 10, 2019
    Captivating, Haunting, & Mystifying. This tale will leave you breathless. . . I can't resist historical fiction set in an asylum. It may seem macabre, and while it is, that piece of history is also heartbreaking. I don't think it is responsible to turn a blind eye to tragic o...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    May 07, 2019
    4/5 stars ???? "....She's only a number now...." Woman 99 by Greer Macallister follows Charlotte Smith as she leaves behind a privileged life- risking everything to become a nameless inmate in search of her sister who was committed to the infamous Goldengrove asylum befor...
  • NZLisaM
    Feb 26, 2019
    She?s been reduced to a number. On a warm September day in San Francisco in 1888, twenty year-old Charlotte Smith walks to the edge of the pier and jumps. Why? Because, she wants to end up in Goldengrove ? the mental asylum her sister, Phoebe (bi-polar, possible schizophrenia), ...